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Career Tips, Insights and Career Advice by Paul Freiberger

Facebook Proves that It's Less than Six Degrees to a Job Connection

Attention job seekers: The world is smaller than we thought, according to research published by Facebook and the University of Milan, which also provides a twist on the theory, “Six Degrees of Separation,” published in 1967.At last, there’s some science behind job networking. This theory, based on a ...

Unlocking LinkedIn Guidelines: Making the Most of It

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LinkedIn can be an invaluable networking resource, and I urge my resume clients to use it. It’s becoming as important as the resume. But it won't be able to help you automatically simply by signing up and creating a profile.  I see a lot of people who understand ...

Why Your LinkedIn Profile Matters


Of all the venues that make up the online social network, LinkedIn stands out as the site most dedicated to career issues. Other sites, including Facebook, have some career utility, but those destinations mix business with pleasure in a way that has never been part of LinkedIn’s identity. One ...

Essential LinkedIn Tips for Job Seekers


LinkedIn can be astoundingly useful. However, it is not enough to create a profile and sit back and watch the contacts come pouring in. LinkedIn is not a passive activity. To get the most out it, make sure you take the following steps:1) Have a 100 percent complete active ...

Jobseekers: Protect Your LinkedIn Data Soon


LinkedIn is revising its user interface. The modified design could impact your data if you don’t take action. But don’t worry. You can avoid trouble if you follow the instructions in this article. Here is an official email from LinkedIn regarding the removal of the Notes and Tags ...

Career Benefits of Volunteering


How Good Deeds Help Your Cause, Boost Your Skills and Add a Spark to Your LinkedIn ProfileVolunteer work often involves skills and responsibilities that translate nicely to the workplace, but people tend to neglect those activities and say “it wasn’t a real job.”Volunteering as a Big Brother was ...

LinkedIn: Don’t Underestimate its Value to the Job Search


Updating and improving your LinkedIn profile should be at the top of your career improvement resolution list. So should learning to use LinkedIns useful features. Let me explain.Do you want recruiters to find you? They will find you if you have a stand-out LinkedIn profile. Recruiters are spending millions ...

Describe Yourself in Your LinkedIn Profile for the Job You Want, Not the Jobs You Had

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Your LinkedIn profile is an essential job search tool to attract companies. You want your resume and your LinkedIn profile to tell a consistent story. However, while you can modify your resume for each job that you apply to, your LinkedIn profile remains constant.That’s why it is so ...

Hey, why is your LinkedIn profile looking all spiffy these days?

Crossing Borders

LinkedIn, beyond the job searchSome job search expert is telling you that you need to update and optimize your LinkedIn profile. (I am telling you this.) “But wait,” you say. “I have a job, and I’ve had the same half-baked LinkedIn profile since I joined the site. I may ...

Come Together: Tips About LinkedIn Groups

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Profiles and connections are what most of us know best about LinkedIn. But there’s a third feature I recommend paying attention to: LinkedIn Groups.Groups are almost a parallel universe within LinkedIn. They can open doors completely outside the structure of first- and second-degree connections.There are regulars and ...

LinkedIn and the Secret Job Search

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Why Always Updating Your LinkedIn Profile is Good for All Like it or not, LinkedIn is an indispensable part of the job search. But let’s say that you’re currently employed and not quite ready to disclose to one and all (and especially to your employer) that you’re ...

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